2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology: Cellular, Molecular Biology, and Genetics Concentration, B.S.

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Degree Requirements (120 Credits)

Core Curriculum Requirements

Core Curriculum (36-40 Total Credit Hours)   

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements (3-6+ Credits) *   

Foundation Requirements (32-40 Credits) *


* Course credit hours only count once toward the total university graduation credit hour requirements. Click on Credit Sharing  for more information.

Major Requirements (38-39 Credits)

Additional courses: (26-27 Credits)

Students are required to take an additional 26-27 credits as noted below. Following completion of BIOL 121  and BIOL 122 , students need to select one of the following three concentrations in accordance with their career goals with assistance from their academic advisers.

A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all major requirements, BIOL 121 /BIOL 121L , BIOL 122 /BIOL 122L , and additional biology electives. All biology electives must be selected from 300-400 level courses offered by the Department of Biology (prefix BIOL), except that a student may take up to eight credit hours of coursework from biology related courses offered by other departments (prefix other than BIOL) toward his/her biology electives.

External courses that can be counted in this way include:


No other courses from departments outside of biology may be counted as biology electives.

Cellular, Molecular Biology, And Genetics Concentration

Students are required to take Microbiology and Molecular Biology and Evolution. The remaining 18-19 credits must be any 300 or 400 level biology courses. Recommended choices are listed below.

Recommended Courses: (18-19 Credits)

Choose courses from the following:


* Denotes courses strongly recommended for pre-med or pre-health professional students.

Electives (0-13 Credits)

Total Credits Required: 120

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